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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2013.

Interview Details – Application process is something serious I'll say that much, I'm used to taking a drug test pre employment but they have a pretty outrageous process overall. poly graph, a reference method that requires your references to fill out paper work, 600 question psych test etc. on top of the 35-40 page application. Personally by the time I realized how much non sense was needed to be completed I lost interest 100% 10 dollars an hour just didn't seem fit.

Interview Question – psych test questions regarding sex life. In my opinion that's personal and I shouldn't be required to answer those types of questions. They have nothing to do with working security or one's mental stability, and I'm not applying for porn.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – After a lot of research on the company, I feel it's not for everyone. Taking a weekend to think it over, I came to the conclusion that I'd rather keep looking for a better fit opportunity. Just my opinion though, could be the perfect fit for many.

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Accepted Offer

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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Zanesville, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2012.

Interview Details – just had to fill out the paperwork. As long as you had no criminal background due to the nature of the job, and they needed guards you was hired.

Interview Question – I had no type of interview whatsoever   Answer Question

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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Moses Lake, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – Craigslist
Meet> Application
half day company training and testing
Start next day
Site training half day
Temp license
Full license

Interview Question – Are you breathing?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – take it or leave it

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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in May 2012.

Interview Details – Interview was minimal, a few questions about my background.

Interview Question – None, everything was background related.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not definative at all they just told me to come in the following monday to get cpr, aed, and first aid certified. Even at this point i did not know if i had the job.

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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Memphis, TN

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in October 2009.

Interview Details – Guardsmark spent nearly two weeks with the hiring process. I arrived and was given a "pre-interview" application that was about 2 pages. Filled it out then spoke with the HR guy. I guess that was the interview because there never was anything like an official interview after that. After than I filled out the FOURTY page application that required 8 references and job and address history for the last 10 years. Later I took a polygraph test which was pretty much a "did you lie on your application" type questions. Then I also did the 500+ question personality test. Eventually I had to watch about 4 hours worth of "Training films" which were filled with common sense question. Photographs and uniforms came later. Nearly two weeks after I applied I was given a post assignment. All in all the process could have been done in 2-3 days but they can not organize anything at the office and everything takes forever.

Interview Question – There was no interview-type questions. Just a review of the application.   View Answer

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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – The interview was a breeze, but the hiring process took 28+ hours

Interview Question – What are your goals.   Answer Question

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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard

The process took 3 months - interviewed at Guardsmark in March 2010.

Interview Details – ok well i applied did all my paperwork back ground test finger prints payed for it the office said they would call me back in a week to two weeksi did all my work about 2 weeks befor some pepole i know but they got there jobs befor me i went over a coupel of weeks later found out that they had not recived my finger prints or back ground check and they didnt call to find out what happen it must have gotten lost and no one said any thing i had to re do all the paper work cuz it was now a new year and re do my background check and finger prints it took about 2-3 months in total

Interview Question – did i have family working for the company   View Answer

Negotiation Details – find out the pay befor hand and get it on paper i was told over the phon $10 starting i got $9 starting iv been working for years now inbetween 3-6 years and now just getting $10

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